EU leaders give mixed reaction to 1st round of French election outcome
The European Union (EU) leaders have given a mixed reaction to the outcome of the first round of French presidential election which saw anti-euro far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron surge through to the decisive second round in May, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
22:03 25 April
Turkey to offer EU new proposal on visa waiver in May
Ankara will present a new document in May on its visa-free deal with the EU which if not accepted would put the refugee deal with the bloc at a standstill, Minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik said on Saturday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
00:31 23 April
Georgian opposition demands referendum on constitutional changes
The Georgian Dream ruling party proposed to abandon direct presidential elections starting from 2023 as the country would transition to a parliamentary form of governance, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
23:28 22 April
Turkey awaits apology for biased European body observer
The Council of Europe should apologize to Turkey for sending a biased observer to monitor Sunday’s referendum in the country, head of the Turkish parliament’s Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
23:12 18 April
Mard: EU looking forward to next round of talks with Azerbaijan
The European Union is looking forward to the next round of talks with Azerbaijan on a new agreement, Malena Mard, head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, told reporters in Baku April 18, APA reported.
12:16 18 April
EBRD: Southern Gas Corridor is more sustainable than other projects
According to her, share of solar energy in EBRD’s portfolio is increasing: “We have invested $2.3 billion in renewable energy sector since 1992. However, economic crisis and climate change cause several problems in this field. This happened in my country, too. Identification of regulating environment in this condition would be interesting for investors. The countries may receive assistance to achieve their goals on renewable energy. What the EBRD can do regarding renewable energy sources? We can influence formation of regulating environment. We are negotiating with government on ways to form political framework. We know that the renewable energy causes problem for network and therefore, these issues should be solved. Investors come to Azerbaijan, rely on EBRD to hold talks with the government. We want to work in this field with Azerbaijan too. A framework should be devised for this. Costs of renewable energy are still higher than traditional energy. Network investments are required. The countries need help to diversify their economies”.
14:16 12 April
Azerbaijan, EU to hold next talks on new agreement on April 25
The next round of talks on a new agreement between the European Union and Azerbaijan will be held in Baku on April 25, the EU Baku Office told APA.
14:16 12 April
Maros Sefcovic: Southern Gas Corridor also includes EU’s interests
According to him, transportation of Caspian gas to Europe has been on the agenda for a long time: “Memorandum on the Southern Gas Corridor was signed with Ilham Aliyev in 2011. This shows that how long the project took and how it is promoted. I have participated in every meeting held in Baku. These meetings were not related only with negotiations, but also with realities. Contracts on the SGC have already been signed. Concrete steps are being taken. These contracts include TANAP, TAP implementation, as well as EU’s interests. Leading financial organizations are already providing financial support. I’d like to note that such efforts are made thanks to participating countries, as well as atmosphere of confidence and cooperation in those countries. We achieved creation of such atmosphere during these years. I personally would like to underline the President Ilham Aliyev’s commitment to this issue. He expressed consent to start negotiations on the new framework agreement for EU and Azerbaijan ties. I’m sure that this will lead to cooperation between Azerbaijan and EU”, Sefcovic said.
11:22 12 April
Caspian Energy Forum-2017 kicks off in Baku
Today the 4th International Caspian Energy Forum has kicked of fin Baku.
10:55 12 April
Next round of EU-Azerbaijan talks to begin in next few weeks
Azerbaijan and the European Union will hold the next round of talks on a new agreement in the next few weeks, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard told reporters in Baku Apr. 7, APA reported.
10:07 07 April
Project for support to increased efficiency of courts in Azerbaijan over
The Project “Support to increased efficiency of courts, improved training of judges and judicial self-governance in Azerbaijan” implemented by the Council of Europe and the European Union has been completed.
11:40 04 April
EU chief lashes out at Trump for Brexit support
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker threatened on Thursday to retaliate against U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-EU rhetoric by promoting the secession of US states, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
21:39 30 March
No other countries will quit EU after Britain: EU chief Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is not worried about other EU countries leaving the bloc after Britain because Brexit will make them see it is not a good option, he said in a newspaper interview, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:22 18 March
President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan submitted draft agreement to European Commission
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made the remarks on Saturday in Baku in the nationwide festivities held on the occasion of the national holiday of the people of Azerbaijan – Novruz.
16:51 18 March
Hungary says EU lied to Turkey over refugee deal
The EU lied to Turkey in last year’s deal on refugees, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Thursday, APA reports quoting AA.
20:49 16 March
Raimonds Vejonis: Latvia does not recognize ‘referendum’ in Nagorno-Karabakh - INTERVIEW
Q. During his recent visit to Azerbaijan, the Latvian FM said that Azerbaijan-EU relations must be based on strategic partnership. How could you contribute to boosting the process of the signing of the corresponding document? Could it be possible prior to the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit?
17:35 13 March
Albanian opposition parties decide not to register for June polls
Albania's opposition parties decided on Friday not to register at the Central Elections Commission (CEC) for the June 18 elections, threatening to boycott parliamentary election unless a caretaker government is formed, Democratic Party said in a statement, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
04:48 11 March
European Commission President hopes UK to come back to EU
European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his hope on Friday that the United Kingdom would return to the European Union, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
02:32 11 March
SGC Advisory Council Ministerial Meeting’s participants ink joint declaration
Participants of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council’s Third Ministerial Meeting signed a joint declaration in Baku, the Azerbaijani Energy Ministry said in a message Feb. 24.
18:23 24 February
Juncker says to push for EU at different speeds
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that the EU should make it easier for some member states to deepen their integration in some areas without the whole bloc following suit, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:29 24 February